Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund

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AFT : NYSE : Financial
$16.78 | %
Today's Range: 16.77 - 16.82
Avg. Daily Volume: 59100.0
08/18/17 - 3:56 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:07/31/2017
  • Price as of 07/31/2017 :$17.02
  • Net Assets:$281.33 Million
  • NAV:$18.16
  • Premium-6.28%
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  • Peer Rank:20 of 29
  • Investment Rating:C-
  • Performance:C-
  • RiskB-
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SUMMARY


We rate Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fd Inc at C-. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than average total return. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Loan Participation strategy.


POSITIVES AND RISKS


Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fd Inc has returned an annual rate of 4.66% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 5.43% in the last five years, 6.61% in the last three years, and 11.42% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 44% of them. It has also outpaced 54% of its competitors on a three year basis and 49% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2017. On a year to date basis, AFT has returned 1.54%.

Downside risk has been below average. AFT has a draw down risk of -23.57%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 10.5%. This fund has had a low level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $17.02, which is 0.5% below its 52-week high of $17.10 and 1.2% above its 52-week low of $16.81.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $281.33 million, AFT maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Loan Participation peers of 3.21% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As AFT is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.


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